UNMC student wins international championship

Chen Khin Fai, Chairman of IMechE Malaysia Young Members Section presenting 1st prize award to Shreyasi.

Chen Khin Fai, Chairman of IMechE Malaysia Young Members Section presenting 1st prize award to Shreyasi.

Shreyasi Hait, 3rd year chemical engineering student at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Speak Out for Engineering (SOfE) competition at the South East Asia Region (SEAR).

Shreyasi presentation titled “FPSOs: A revolution in oil and gas” was chosen as the winning presentation over other contestants from Malaysia and Singapore. The panel of judges are Ir. PE Chong, Chairman of IMechE SEAR, Sugania Kesavan, a practicing lawyer and former debating champion and Sim Bock San, Toastmasters District 51 Public Speaking Champion in 2012 and 2013.

“It was my first time ever winning a competition at a national level and then international level. I had taken part to explore new boundaries and winning was greatly unexpected but amazing. It was a huge boost in confidence and a great learning experience!” said Shreyasi Hait, the IMechE SEAR Speak Out for Engineering champion and UNMC Student.

Shreyasi became the Malaysia national SOfE Champion on the 29th November 2014 after competing against 6 other participants from several universities in Malaysia at IMechE EngNow 2014 hosted at UNMC by IMechE Student Chapter of UNMC. She was also a part of champion team of the biomedical devices for the visually impaired design competition that was held on the same day and it was won by UNMC team, NottShades.

More on IMechE EngNow video.

Speak Out Engineering
Speak Out for Engineering is a competition designed to help develop verbal and visual communication in explaining technical mechanical engineering related subjects. The competition was originally established in 1964, to challenge young engineers to prove that they could ‘communicate effectively’, which is still an important concern for today’s developing engineers. In 1977, Her Majesty gave permission for the competition to be known as ‘The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Competition’ (QSJ), and in 2004 it became known as ‘Speak Out for Engineering’.

“Ever since we revived IMechE Student Chapter of UNMC, probably because of my success in SOfE at that time, SOfE became an instrumental motivation for members who wanted to excel and represent our institution. This year thankfully Shreyasi could step up the challenge and represent our university excellently and became the first UNMC student to win the International level of SOfE.

As runner-up in both SEAR and Inter-regional contests in 2013 which took place in Thailand and Hong Kong respectively, I can vouch for the height of standards of the competition and clearly we are very proud of Shreyasi’s achievement, ” said Alireza Parpaei, past SOfE champion and past IMechE Student Chapter president, who is a third year Mechanical Engineering student at UNMC.

This year the university internal heats of Speak Out for Engineering will take place on the 6th of August at UNMC and the winner will represent UNMC at the national championship during IMechE EngNow 2015 at Monash University Malaysia on the 12th of September 2015.

UNMC’s 15th Anniversary
One of the world’s truly global universities, with campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, 2015 marks the 15th year since setting up as UK’s first full-fledged international campus in Malaysia and all three campuses continue to enrich the lives of students across the world through global education,ground-breaking research and community engagement.

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